Seth MacFarlane Heads Carl Sagan ‘Cosmos’ Series Sequel

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane is breaking free from recreating the dysfunctional family unit + one talking animal format to reproduce/sequelize Carl Sagan’s 1980 Cosmos documentary miniseries. MacFarlane will be joined by Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, who each worked on the original project, to create Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. Like its predecessor, this will be a 13-episode documentary miniseries.

Hosting the program will be Neil de Grasse Tyson, whose expertise in astrophysics is surmounted only by his collection of names.

MacFarlane’s philosophy is that, in a time like ours wherein global, national and person stressors and conflicts are innumerable, concentrating on science and larger questions is extremely beneficial.

The series will debut on Fox in 2013.

Source: AOLTV

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.